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Baron and Baroness of Ponte Alto
Master Naran Numuchi and Baroness Marie Therese Normand
(Nicholas Freer and Mary Bowles)
(703) 836-5654 (M)
baron AT and baroness AT
baronage AT

Their Excellencies of Ponte Alto,
Naran Numuchi and Marie-Therese Normand,
Noyon and Baroness, welcome you!

Note from the Barony

14 August

Greetings Fellow Pontoons!

Ponte Pennsic Camp was pretty amazing. Everyone chipped in with chores, and there didn't seem to be any particular drama. Our Baronial partners (Windmasters Hill, Storvik, Black Diamond, ( but unfortunately Alonzo and Alys d'Avignon could not join us.) worked well together in set up and tear-down. In particular, kudos to Lord Heinrich von Holstein, Lord Hakon brimill, and Lord Kelson Mor. Nominally supervised by Graciela V. Hutchings, the meal plan was super, and I never once wanted(except for Lamb night at Beast and Boar, which I skipped in favor of eating in camp) to eat anywhere else.

The evening campfires were great, and I sensed real camaraderie. the common tent was well set up for meals and socializing. It was excellent to see our friends from Roxbury such as Scott Seronello and Christina Nolan. We hope to have camp improvements next year.

Martial Activities: Lord Hakon, Lord Kelson, Lord Heinrich, Brian MacMonigle all fought hard and brought glory to the Barony. Brian's FIRST Pennsic, he tried to do all things, and managed to fight, and even shoot his Populace War points. Lord Hakon entered the Known World Squires Tournament, intent on doing it bareheaded, but reconsidered, and fought well. (The epic part was really the sprint in full armor across the battlefield back to camp to retrieve his helm. I half expected him to appear with some sword he pulled from a stone on the way....) Lord Heinrich nimbly dodged 6 ballista bolts in the Bridge Battle (he was being targeted by Clovenshield which makes me reconsider the wisdom of hosting one of their fighters in our camp- looking at you, Thorwulfgar Uvaerkaller........ ) I commend our fighters for doing a great job of fighting in as many battles as possible while juggling the other tasks of running the camp all in the same time.

Lady Sof'ia Dolgorukaia and I competed in the Pennsic Period Bow Shoot ,which went well, but we had to leave early to prepare for Opening Ceremonies/Procession. I won the Period Handbow division of the Pennsic Flight Shoot, no impressive distances this year, but an amazing shot with a hard left turn of the arrow into the bushes, and my record stands at 289 yards.

Our thrown weapons champion did not compete, and I beg the forgiveness of our rapier fighters for being unable to attend their competitions, I will do better next year. Vivats to Lord Kelson, Lord Hakon, and Lord Heinrich for their Barons' Awards of Excellence, scrolls signed by all three baronial units. And to Lord Kelson for his Coral Branch for his culinary feats, which while not unlauded by multiple stomachs, had hitherto escaped note from the kingdom level. Also Vivat to Lord Ronan mac Imair for making the East side's archery team for the Champion's shoot!

I doubtless left out some people, apologies.

Naran Numuchi, Noyon

Baronial Whims


He has no known allergies. He is partial to meads, wines, and well peated single malt scotches. Chocolates of all kinds. Prefers seltzer over still.


NO JOKE ALLERGIES: Alcohol and Wool

LOVE: Hot Chai Latte's from Starbuck's, Chocolate, Root beer, Bottled Water, and most Fruits and Vegetables. I eat healthy to stay in fighting form. Meats I like boiled, baked or broiled but not fried as long as I can't see blood we're good.

Favorite color: Sky blue or Gold/Yellow

Favorite fabric: Linen

Favorite themes: Hearts, Bridges, or the Barony

Largess is always needed for every term of service, and I would encourage everyone to contribute in some small way so I can show off all the incredible talent Ponte Alto has. Also, tag the item so I know who to thank or promote.

Baronial Progress 2023

Feb 4th-5th Winter University 2023 Virtual Marie-Therese
Feb 11th Bright Hills Baronial Birthday and Investiture Manchester MD Naran & Marie-Therese
Feb 17th-19th Tournament of Ymir Ellerbe NC Naran
Mar 4th Kingdom Arts & Sciences Festival Hampstead MD Marie-Therese
Mar 24th-26th Hidden Mountain Baronial Birthday and Investiture Bennetsville SC Naran
Mar 25th Defending the Gate Spotsylvania VA Marie-Therese
Mar 31 - Apr 2nd Spring Coronation 2023 Upper Marlboro MD Naran
Apr 15th Ponte Alto's Baronial Birthday Bloodbath Vienna, VA Naran & Marie-Therese
Apr 20th-23rd BAWT III North Myrtle Beach, SC Marie-Therese
Apr 21st-23rd Revenge of the Stitch VIII Chestertown Road MD Naran?
May 6th Atlantian Spring Crown Tournament TBD Naran & Marie-Therese
May 13th On Target Annapolis MD Naran
Jun 2nd-4th Storvik Novice and Unbelt Tournament Upper Marlboro, MD Marie-Therese
Jun 2nd-4th Scarlet Guard Inn VIII Æthelmearc Naran

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